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No hushed corridors or austere masters here. It’s less about the polish and more about the passion. Diverse, caring and fun but underpinned by an intellectual rigour and clear pursuit of......

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One of the key aims of King Edward's School is to ensure that it is accessible to all pupils of ability, whatever their background. We do all we can to ensure that we get the boys who have the greatest potential to succeed here. To that end, as well as our entrance examinations we make use of other information to choose pupils: school reports are very important and we interview a very high proportion of applicants. Also, the school makes an exceptionally large number of awards of means tested Assisted Places, based on family income and academic performance, and Scholarships, based on academic performance alone. In 2012 over 30% of boys have some form of financial support and over 10% are here for free. Our long-term intention is to increase that proportion to an even higher level.

The school normally accepts boys at 11+, 13+ and 16+, although boys are admitted into other year groups in exceptional circumstances, for example when a family moves into the area.
11+ and 13+ entrance exam consists of English, Mathematics and verbal reasoning. 16+ interview and predicted grades.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Music at an English Independent School (IBO Higher level component)

Curricula

International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.

Sports

Fencing

What The Good Schools Guide says

No hushed corridors or austere masters here. It’s less about the polish and more about the passion. Diverse, caring and fun but underpinned by an intellectual rigour and clear pursuit of...

Chief Master

Since September 2016, Dr Mark Fenton MA MSc PGCE PhD (40s), previously head of Dr Challoner's Grammar in Buckinghamshire. Educated at Brentwood School, Essex, followed by Peterhouse, Cambridge (history), graduating with a first. PGCE at the Institute of Education, followed by PhD (on how parents choose schools). An impressive career, exclusively in the state sector (until latest posting), starting at a mixed comprehensive in Chelmsford, then King Edward V1 Grammar, where he taught history and politics whilst rising to assistant head. Moved as deputy head to Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School in Rochester before landing at Challoner’s. Taught A level politics until 2014, when...

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Special Education Needs

By the definition of 'Gifted and Talented', virtually all pupils at King Edward's School would qualify. Therefore our curriculum provision incorporates teaching strategies to stimulate and stretch the most able as a matter of course. Within the school however, we take Special Educational Needs very seriously and to that end we employ both a SENCO and a part-time support teacher as well.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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